Friday, July 24, 2009

New Informative Panel at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill

Roman Jesien, science coordinator Maryland Coastal Bays Program, stands beside a new informative panel describing the living shoreline at Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill in Ocean City. The living shoreline was installed to protect the shoreline and stop migrating sand threatening a valuable tidal pool that houses terrapin, horseshoe crabs, terns and other wildlife. The project was designed by Spencer Rowe, Inc of Ocean City with Joe Kincaid, MD Department of Environment. Planting began in April 2006. The sign was funded by Macky’s owner, Macky Stansell, and is an example of how businesses can enhance natural habitat for the betterment of both. Come to the restaurant, check out the poster, but tread lightly, marshes are fragile.

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